25 Mar 2021| London

If you have any queries regarding our upcoming events, please contact:

Ivana Picone
Customer Services Assistant
020 7593 5739

25th March 2021
in partnership with the FDA

Now in its tenth year, the annual BAME into Leadership conference has established itself as the key event for those interested in enhancing the capabilities & leadership opportunities for Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority Civil Servants and wider public sector employees. The conference & speakers will examine how Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority individuals, at any grade, can continue to overcome barriers, build networks and become the leaders they aspire to be. 

Drawing on the strengths of the 2019 event, this year's conference will centre on driving professional development & change. It will offer hands-on advice, practical steps and coaching on how to adapt to new environments, expand networks, utilise opportunities effectively and further your career in times of change.

Attendees will hear from inspirational speakers of all grades & levels both within and outside the Civil Service. Plus learn valuable strategies on how to manage the challenges of modern leadership and help ensure the Civil Service doesn't lose momentum in recruiting, retaining and rewarding Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority leaders.   

This event is CPD-Certified and will contribute to your professional development.

Why attend?

  • Examine the barriers & enablers affecting your progression
  • Receive hands-on advice & coaching for your professional development 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the skills, qualities and competencies required to be a successful leader
  • Hear from senior Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority leaders on how to succeed 
  • Network with peers & counterparts from across the public sector also trying to further their careers 
  • Hear from inspirational speakers of all grades and levels from across the public and private sectors

Book with total confidence

In view of the ongoing uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we want you to feel totally confident about booking onto our events. We promise the following:

  • If the BAME into Leadership team needs to reschedule the event, your place will automatically transfer to the new date.
  • If the BAME into Leadership team is unable to reschedule the event for a time within the next 12 months, you will be entitled to a full refund.

Register your place today


08.30 Registration opens
09.20 Chairs welcome and introduction

Opening address

Achieving your full potential: driving forward your path to leadership


Breakout session A

Preparing for your next role: 
are you ready for a promotion?

Breakout session B

Cultural Intelligence: empowering yourself and engaging innovatively


Breakout session C

Active Listening: enhancing your
listening and communication skills

Breakout session D

Introversion in Leadership: 
unleashing your quiet power


Breakout session E

The power of staff networks: expanding your connections and enhancing your leadership journey

11.10 Mid-morning networking break

Plenary address

Discovering your authentic self: purpose, passion and value-led leadership


Breakout session F

Getting through the sift and the
understanding what influences the selectors

Breakout session G

Leading from the middle: having 
impact at any grade


Breakout session H

Presenting with impact: communicating your ideas with clarity and confidence

Breakout session I

Managing difficult conversations: giving and earning respect at work


Breakout session J

Faith, religion and leadership: aligning your ambition with you beliefs


Networking lunch

Unlocking the SCS - Speed Mentoring


Plenary address

Wellbeing for success: amplifying work-life balance and protecting your wellbeing


Closing keynote address

Cultivating a sense of belonging: bringing your whole self to work


Chair's closing remarks followed by informal networking drinks

Unlocking the SCS - Speed Mentoring

17.00 Conference closes


Visit the dedicated BAME into Leadership website to view the full agenda, venue and speaker details